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Green Jobs Take Youth Miles High
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

When La'Kyla Byrd cleared trails and tended to trees in Denver's City Park this past year as a member of <a href="http://www.milehighyouthcorps.org/">Mile High Youth Corps</a>, ...

A Phoenix Rising From GM's Ashes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Imagine America's 'Rust Belt' transformed into a green belt of clean energy manufacturing. Imagine the factories of Detroit making wind turbines and solar panels to power America. ...

Save the Birds
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

As we explore alternative sources of energy, one that is growing in popularity is "wind farms" with row upon row of rotating turbines. As we explore alternative sources ...

Who Should Pay for Our Pollution?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Congress is hard at work on historic energy and climate change legislation. The House of Representatives plans to vote on a bill in the next few weeks, with the Senate to follow in early fall.</p> ...

Peru: People and Rainforests in Peril
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Dozens Dozens Dear SOJOURNERS,We call upon Christians around the world to express their solidarity in light of the recent acts of deplorable violence in the Peruvian A ...

The Legacy of an Eco-Prophet: Remembering Thomas Berry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Today's most pressing task for humanity, I believe, is to halt the current environmental crisis. Today's most pressing task for humanity, I believe, is to halt the curre ...

Reflecting Eden in 'Nuestro Jard
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

For the first time in my life, I have a garden.</p> For the first time in my life, I have a garden. Well, to be clear, my wife and I have one. And our neighbors help ou ...

Saving Kansas City, One (Green) Step at a Time
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, has been dividing rich and poor, black and white, jobless and employed in this city since the days of Jim Crow when it was a legal line of segregation. ...

A Big Problem for Land Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Why should the world turn away from huge, monocropped factory farms? Pick the reason you like best. Why should the world turn away from huge, monocropped factory farms? Pick the r ...

Justice for Vieques
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

For more than sixty years For more than sixty years How could you begin to How could you begin to compensate people who have suffered from being target practice, not to ...

Love Your Neighbor, Love the Earth
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

consumption." Although man was made in God's image and given dominion over all creation (Genesis 1:26-28 ... 6:26-30, 10:29-31; Luke 12:6-7, 24-28). Jesus taught that God desires "mercy ... oceans, and to the ozone layer." In a sermon preached in York Minster, September 28, 1986, John ...

M2EP Live: Charlotte Keys Update
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I was delighted to run into Charlotte Keys, head of Jesus People Against Pollution of Columbia, MS, whom I'd <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0903&am ...

Voices of Global Climate Change, Part II: Leo Atakpu
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Nigerian activist Leo Atakpu is a busy guy -- he advocates for debt cancellation, opposes water privatization, and speaks out against climate change. Nigerian activist Leo Atakpu ...

Voices of Global Climate Change, Part I: Fe' Kaho Tevi
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Often, when we hear about global warming, what we get on the news is statistics that are hard to take in. Often, when we hear about global warming, what we get on the news is stat ...

The Social Side Effects of Global Warming
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

We are at a global turning point. We are at a global turning point. Rampant deforestation, mass extinction of species, global warming, the melting of polar ice caps, and the rapid ...

The Eco-Footprint of War: Lemeyo's Story
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Lemeyo Abon, an indigenous elder from the Marshall Islands, is a survivor of fallout from the <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bomb/peopleevents/pandeAMEX51.html">largest nuclear bomb</ ...

A Crucial Time in the Fight Against Global Poverty and Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The realities of global poverty are very stark. The realities of global poverty are very stark. About a billion people around the world - one in six - are now considered chronical ...

They Killed Sister Dorothy: HBO's Book of Martyrs
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

From Joan of Arc to Sir Thomas More, courageous martyrs continue to inspire us. Their powerful witness is memorialized in homilies, books, and even movies. From Joan of Arc to Sir ...

Time for Cristus Victor Gardens?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

As the engine of the American Economy coughs, sputters, and shifts to low gear (too soon to say "grinds to a halt"), another motor driving the American Dream is also running low on fuel: the food s ...

From Eco-Flying to Webinars: My Christian Carbon Footprint, Part 4
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Norwegian Lutheran guilt ... is that what I feel every time I get on a plane to do my job as an organizational transition coach? Or is it deeper than that? Norwegian Lutheran guil ...

Holy Expansion: My Christian Carbon Footprint, Part 2
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/09/reconciling-romans-7-and-my-christian-carbon-footprint-part-1/">continued from part 1</a>]</p> [ continued f ...

Reconciling Romans 7: My Christian Carbon Footprint, Part 1
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Whenever I see holy hipster author-speakers flying around the world to peddle their products, I feel like hurling <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061627992?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&a ...

An Unsung Catholic Environmental Legacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Current newspapers and blogs are replete with commentaries on the outcome of the presidential elections, the ailing economy, and life issues, especially abortion. Current newspape ...

Green My Hood
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

Is it possible to create a new economy in the hood that would create jobs, lower energy costs, reduce the carbon footprint of an urban neighborhood, and allow neighbors to get to know one another a ...

Video: How to Make Radical Valentine Veggies
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

in God's image and given dominion over all creation (Genesis 1:26-28), these verses do not justify humans ... 6:26-30, 10:29-31; Luke 12:6-7, 24-28). Jesus taught that God desires "mercy ... oceans, and to the ozone layer." In a sermon preached in York Minster, September 28, 1986, John ...

Greener Gatherings
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The day after Obama was sworn in as president, Trinity Institute launched its annual conference titled <a href="http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/education/?institute-default">"Radical Abun ...

Creating a New American Ethos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. America has come from Native American genocid ...

Policy and Organizing: A Year in Review
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

It was quite a busy year for the policy team at Sojourners, and we can already hear the challenges and opportunities of 2009 calling for our attention. It was quite a busy year fo ...

Rich Cizik, Pioneer for New Evangelicals, Resigns from NAE
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

creative, and courageous way for 28 years, and for that service to end over the words of an interview is sad ...

The Green Bible
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

(Genesis 1:26-28), these verses do not justify humans killing animals and devouring them, because God ... 24-28). Jesus taught that God desires "mercy and not sacrifice." (Matthew 9:10-13, 12:6-7; ... oceans, and to the ozone layer." In a sermon preached in York Minster, September 28, 1986, John ...

A Public Prayer of Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This historic proclamation of <a href="http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmah/thanks.htm#Transcription%20of%20George%20Washington%27s%20Proclamation">"A Day of Public Thanksgiving and Pray ...

Obama: Get Two for the Price of One on the Economy and Environment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

President-elect Obama,</p> President-elect Obama, You need a smart, elegant "signature initiative" that will solve many problems at once. Green For All rec ...

Dichotomies and Dilemmas in the Global Warming Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Tonight at 9 p.m. Tonight at 9 p.m. EST, many of us will tune in to Heat , a PBS investigative documentary on climate change and what big business is doing to address it. ...

The Other Meltdown
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The financial crisis is nothing to bat an eyelash at, of course, but as the U.S. The financial crisis is nothing to bat an eyelash at, of course, but as the U.S. is swept up in th ...

Climate Change: The Threat to Life and A New Energy Future
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/uploads/081020-climate-change.jpg"></a>Through videos, dioramas, and interactive stations, the American Museum of Natural History&# ...

And the #1 Threat to America: BEARS!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last week was a busy one, getting the blog switched over from Beliefnet to our own Web site. Sharp-eyed readers have noticed a few bugs, but since we're over the hump I thought a little Friday fu ...

Changing the Backyard
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

My two boys have an alley for a backyard. My two boys have an alley for a backyard. Luke (9) and Jack (5) are thoroughly urban kids, but I watched them, these past two weeks, fall ...

D#@*$% Environmentalists!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

to all of our problems, including problems they create. Posted by: Nathan | June 28, 2008 3:44 PM ...

Sacred Materialism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

As a convert to Orthodox Christianity, I have come to appreciate the strong connection in our tradition between spirituality and creation. As a convert to Orthodox Christianity, I ...

Carrying The Torch
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>In January, I was nominated to be one of the Torchbearers for the Olympic Torch Relay when it came to San Francisco. The theme for the relay in San Francisco was sustainability and caring for our Moth ...

A Better Answer to High Fuel Prices
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

to Natural Gas Liquids 40% is used for plastics, 28% is used for propane (mostly heating), 10% is Butane ...

Green Greed
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

you're 28-inch is good enough doesn't help solve the problem of over-consumption. Posted by: ... you're 28-inch is good enough doesn't help solve the problem of over-consumption. Posted by: ...

Good News for Southern Baptists
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

As the nation's second largest denomination (after the Roman Catholic Church), Southern Baptists have been given much, so their potential to do good is considerable - as is the danger of missing op ...

A New Baptist Unity for Social Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>At last week's New Baptist Unity Conference in Atlanta, an estimated 20,000 Baptists spanning the moderate to progressive spectrum gathered for three days of worship, fellowship, and training. ...

Archbishop of Canterbury on a 'Green' New Year
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The Archbishop of Canterbury posted his <A href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6qGu4vQJFA">New Year's message on YouTube</A> - inviting everyone making a resolution in 200 ...

Good News Bad News of Energy Bill
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The watered-down energy bill passed by the Senate on Thursday raised fuel-economy standards by 40 percent-not a bad thing. The watered-down energy bill passed by the ...

Smart, Green Community Development
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>"We have the ability to solve this crisis and avoid the worst of its consequences, if we act boldly, decisively and quickly", said Al Gore in is Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. ...

Poverty and Climate Change Are Clearly Linked
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>The new 2007-2008 <A title=http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/hdr_20072008_en_complete.pdf href="http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/hdr_20072008_en_complete.pdf">UN Human Development report</A& ...

Another Evangelical Bridge-Builder
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>At its board meeting last month, the National Association of Evangelicals formally named Leith Anderson as its president. Anderson is senior pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minneso ...

Slowing the Electric Slide Toward Global Warming
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href=http://blogactionday.org target="_blank"></a></p> Perhaps I am dumb, but I had never connected flicking a switch to tur ...